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Mutt & Jeff Motive Power

April 3, 2010

SP GP9 3786 and U50 9951 on the Taylor Yard turntable in LA, August 1977

The size differential between the two units is dramatic. SP GP9 3786 is 56′ 2″ and weighs 240,000 pounds. U50 9951 is 83″ 05″ and 557,000 pounds. Wild lash-ups like this were common on the SP in Southern California in the late 1970’s.

For those of you that might not know about Mutt & Jeff, they were the “Rob & Big” back in the day. They were the primary characters in the first successful daily comic strip. It ran from 1907 to 1980.


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One Comment leave one →
  1. jose luis ramos permalink
    October 18, 2010 9:29 pm

    taylor yard looks pretty isn´t

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